"WHEN PEOPLE STARTED BATHING IN IT, WE SHOULD HAVE PUT A STOP TO IT...BUT WE DIDNT...IT'S ON US"
Beaujolais has been seen as a bit of fun thanks to Beaujolais Nouveau and its wildly successful marketing campaign every November. The above quote was told to me by Chris Coquard of Maison Coquard regarding the odd practice of bathing in Bojo. Beaujolais' reputation as a purveyor of fine wines of depth and complexity is a relatively new thing and it has escaped its frivolous reputation. 6 incredible wines here offer a glimpse at the potential of the region. We throw a white at you first: Domaine des Nugues Beajolais-Villages Blanc, is beautiful Burgundian style Chardonnay with a brighter, Beaujolais touch. Chris Coquard 69 is from the Southern end close to the Rhone. Domaine La Souer Cadette Julieanas a young, juicy and pure Gamay. Daniel Bouland Cuvee Melanie 2015 shows a little bottle age and immense purity from its old vines. Some would say that Jean Foillard is the best producer in the region, Le Classique is his entry level wine, and we also have his Foillard Beaujolais Nouveau Villages 2019. STSWine